'Genevieve' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Mon Aug 8, 2011 at 10:00 AM PDT by

Henry Cornelius' 1953 comedy is planned for Blu-ray this September.

In an early announcement to retailers, VCI will be bringing 'Genevieve' to Blu-ray on September 6.

A simply delightful romp, and easily one of the best-loved and most inventive British comedies of the post war era, which follows the exploits and misfortunes of two highly competitive friends as they race against each other in the famous London to Brighton car rally. John Gregson stars as a stiff-shirted lawyer, who gets baited by his boisterous friend (Kenneth More) to wager a bet on who will win the race. For support, the two car enthusiasts enlist the aid of their wives, Dinah Sheridan and Kay Kendall, who provide the glamour and much of the comic sparkle. Gorgeous color photography makes the beauty of the town and country scenes really come to life and a wonderfully inventive harmonica soundtrack by Larry Adler, keeps the movie's pace and everyone's spirits in high gear!

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, an uncompressed 2.0 soundtrack, and supplements will include: Photo & Poster Gallery and Documentary - A Profile of Genevieve (30 minutes): An amusing look at the madcap motoring movie - includes interviews with Dinah Sheridan (starring actress), Clive Donner (Film Editor), Christopher Challis (Director of Photography) and Larry Adler (Composer) as well as featuring the veteran cars themselves!

You can find the latest specs for 'Genevieve' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under September 6.

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Genevieve (Blu-ray)
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